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Merck & Co, Inc

Manager, Warehousing

Science and Research

Laboratory Manager


Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Job Description

The warehouse manager is primarily responsible for leading the day-to-day warehouse inventory and the receiving operations to support the site’s operational requirements and initiatives. Overseas receipt, storage, and shipment of materials, and related activities in accordance with established procedures. Prepares and coordinates schedules for shipping and receiving materials to control the flow of goods and regulate warehouse space. Ensures effectiveness of operating procedures and a space utilization. The position of Warehouse Manager reports directly to the North America Operations Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and motivate a team of ten to twelve (10-12) warehouse employees (Long-term).

  • Communicates with commercial team, supply chain, and demand planner on a regular basis to ensure proper inventory.

  • Ability to provide accurate reporting or products received, stored and necessary inventory transactions.

  • Ensure compliance with approved operating policies, procedures, and schedules.

  • Reviewing employee performance and making recommendations regarding employment. These includes reviewing the performance ratings with the North American Operations Manager.

  • Resolving problems and complaints in relationship among personnel and associates with the assistance of HR and the Operation Manager.

  • Administer all Human Resources (HR) programs; i.e. reviews, discipline, etc.

  • Train associates to properly, efficiently, and safely perform their job duties.

  • Must know and understand our company's Employee Health and Safety requirements and make certain there is 100% compliance.

  • Effectively communicate efficient and consistent operations to ensure a smooth process.

  • Conduct meetings with warehouse personnel to discuss plan/issues, as required.

  • Plan daily/weekly workload to ensure we meet delivery targets.

  • Analyze operating process to access operating capabilities.

  • Liaise with the manager to coordinate replacement or repair of equipment and materials.

  • Properly maintain and control inventory.

  • Responsible for physical inventories and monthly cycle counts as well as periodic requested cycle counts.

Key Competencies:

  • Strong computer skills including word, Excel, and SAP Atlas systems.

  • Ability to communicate verbally and orally with necessary staff.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time.

  • Excellent organizational and supervisory skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Understands that their time is spent on the warehouse floor working, observing and resolving issues.


Education Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. BS/BA degree preferred.

Required Experience & Skills

  • Five years’ experience in warehouse practices, relating to criteria in job description.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills, experience leading a team.

  • Experience with SAP ERP systems.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with other departments, vendors, suppliers, and shippers.

Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.

Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

Residents of Colorado

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Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:



No relocation

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Travel Requirements:


Flexible Work Arrangements:

Work Week


1st - Day

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Requisition ID:R228768